Introduction

Society has undergone massive transformation, from the agrarian age to the industrial age, and is currently merged into what some term the information age. These drastic changes have indeed shaped today’s education systems at a variety of levels. Education was seen to be facing significant challenges right at the beginning of this century; how to provide a high quality of education and training has turned out to be an imperative question to be answered in the 21st century for the benefit of all human beings who require education and have the right to acquire it in the most effective way. Education systems have tried to overcome those challenges by developing new approaches. Now, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has a critical task in the new approaches to enhance the dissemination of information and help to meet these challenges. Unquestionably the chief role of ICT is to serve education in particular by assisting students to learn and teachers to carry out their teaching profession more efficiently. Looking at developments over a short period, ICT has made a massive contribution to many disciplines. The powerful speed of transformation and the pervasiveness of impact that have resulted have caused ICT to be a major phenomenon of this century. It is also worth saying that the role of ICT if compared to any previous technological revolution is “the biggest technological juggernaut that ever rolled” in the history of technology (cited from Freeman and Soete, 1994 p. 39). In this respect it is important to note that the need to fit ICT into education is now unavoidable.

 

Dk Hjh Siti Norainna Pg Hj Besar
Akademi Pengajian Brunei,
Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

About the Author:
Dk Hjh Siti Norainna Pg Hj Besar is a Lecturer at the Academy of Brunei Studies UBD (University of Brunei Darussalam), Jalan Tunku Link, BE 1410, Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam.

For academic interests, the author is able to be contacted via e-mail at: norainna.besar@ubd.edu.bn

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How to cite this article?

Dk Hjh Siti Norainna Pg Hj Besar. (2009). Impact of ICT In Brunei Darussalam System of Education . Janang Bil:10 Bandar Seri Begawan: Akademi Pengajian Brunei